Broader Impacts Resources
USC Viterbi’s Adopt-a-School, Adopt-a-Teacher (VAST) Program works closely with faculty to create innovative, “out-of-the-box” partnerships with local schools and/or nonprofit organizations serving underrepresented minority teachers, students, and/or families.
Contact Dr. Katie Mills to develop a partnership with schools at any grade and/or to develop the Broader Impacts portion of a proposal.
Resources on Broader Impacts
- Guiding Principles from the National Association of Broader Impacts (NABI).
- Broader Impacts Wizard – interactive site takes faculty through six steps of creating a broader impacts program; created by The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and a great introduction for PIs in any field.
- Broader Impacts Guidesheet from University of Missouri
- Additional resources available at Stanford University’s Office of Science Outreach; University of California, Berkeley, Research Development Office; the University of Oklahoma’s Broader Impacts in Research Office .
USC Viterbi Professors and Partner Schools
Examples from USC Viterbi Faculty
USC Professor Luhar Partners with STEM Academy of Hollywood
Until the 1990s, the aerospace industry in Los Angeles dominated the local economy and fueled national prosperity; since Pentagon budgets were cut, however, the region’s aerospace workforce has fallen by 66%. Consequently, not many high schools in Hollywood – or even in all of Los Angeles – have guidance from aerospace engineers, but Principal Paul Hirsch has attracted two experts … Read More
Professor Shen Helps Bring Biotech to Boyle Heights High School
Dr. Keyue Shen, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is already introducing biotech to high school students at the STEM Academy of Boyle Heights. Eager to help students understand how their courses in biology, math, and physics can lead them to help society, as does his own research in fighting cancer, Dr. Shen has joined with … Read More
2017 NSF CAREER Award Recipients
VAST has helped the NSF Early Career Award winners of the past few years with their Broader Impacts: